Grant Green: Idle Moments


Idle Moments


Grant Green (guitar)


Idle Moments (Blue Note CDP 7 84154 2)

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Grant Green (guitar), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Duke Pearson (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Al Harewood (drums).

Composed by Duke Pearson


Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 4, 1963


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

Legend has it (well, actually it's in the liner notes) that due to a misunderstanding of how many bars constituted a chorus, what was supposed to be a 7-minute take ran to 15. Some mistakes are meant to happen. Unfolding at a sauntering, Southern (composer Duke Pearson hailed from Georgia), ain't-got- nuthin'-much-to-do-today tempo, "Idle Moments" is casually momentous. Bluesy guitarist Grant Green never sounded better, and the laid-back lineup behind him is quietly impassioned. Looking for the ideal track to while away an afternoon? Look no further. We'd write more, but we're feelin' kinda lazy. Y'all know how it is.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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